Woods, 47, was last month confirmed as the latest PGA Tour player to join the board.
It is understood that at the request of 41 PGA Tour members, Woods was urged to become the sixth player director.
According to McIlroy, the 15-time major champion has been working tirelessly in recent weeks as the PGA Tour and the PIF look to negotiate the final details of their framework agreement to house commercial operations under a new for-profit entity.
That's all while Woods continues to recover from ankle surgery.
Woods and McIlroy are therefore likely going to have a huge say in the direction of the PGA Tour when they allign, if at all, with PIF.
PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan has said of Woods' new role on the board:
To the delight of golf fans around the world, Woods was seen chipping and juggling golf balls on the practice range alongside Rickie Fowler and Will Zalatoris at Liberty National just two weeks before the start of the Ryder Cup.
Although Woods is unlikely to be present at the Ryder Cup in Italy at the end of September, he has been in close contact with Johnson and the rest of the team in the build up to the biennial contest against Europe.
#WATCH Tiger Woods was on the range at @LibNatGolf this morning with Rickie Fowler & Will Zalatoris. #NexusCup (Via: @EastsideGolf) @TWlegion | @ZalatorisLegion | @RickieLegion pic.twitter.com/Mk4PvYDau7— NUCLR GOLF (@NUCLRGOLF) September 12, 2023
Team USA will bid to win the Ryder Cup on European soil for the first time in 30 years this month.
Incredibly, despite playing in eight US Ryder Cup teams, Woods has only ever been on the winning side once.
That came in 1999 at Brookline.